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Latest News (2018 Festival)

The 28th Festival will be held on Thurs 22nd - Sat 24th March 2018 once again at Brighton Racecourse.


18 January: various updates

Courtesy of Ursula, we now have a map of the bus stops around the Racecourse on our Venue page, and we hope to bring you details of the shuttle pick-up point at Brighton Station shortly.

We've also updated the Ticket Outlets page with info for the Tower, the Eagle and reinstated the Brewery Shades, as well as corrected a glitch on the session times listed on our Tickets page. Remember: tickets go on sale on Monday 22 January (when your webmaster is on holiday, so don't expect another reminder beforehand!).

Finally, this year's poster is now online (click on the thumbnail for a full size version).


11 January 2018: New festival artwork for 2018

Our regular festival artist Richard Stone has outdone himself again with a striking new racehorse-themed logo. You can see it on the left of each page, and also look back over each of Richard's excellent designs from 2010 to date in our Festival Artwork gallery.


8 January 2018: Volunteer form now available

The volunteer form has now been updated: please complete and return this to our new staffing email address by 31 January so we can plan (and get a t-shirt to fit you).


3 January 2018: Press release

We are off again for the Sussex CAMRA Branches 2018 Festival. The 28th Sussex Beer & Cider Festival will be at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9XZ from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 March 2018.

To show case the 60 breweries in the county, we are pleased to reinstate the ever popular Sussex Bar.

A variety of food will also be on sale, including vegetarian, vegan options and soft drinks.

This year, all the beer will be cooled throughout the festival. This means that it should be in the same excellent condition on the Saturday evening as it is when we open on Thursday.

Opening times and prices:

  • Thursday 5pm-10pm £5
  • Friday lunch 11am-3pm £6
  • Friday evening 5pm-10pm £8
  • Saturday 11am-7pm* £5, 3.30pm--7pm* £2.50 **
    (**on door only & with NUS card) *or until the beer runs out

If you are lucky enough to look under 25 years old, please bring photo ID and note that you must be over 18 to gain admission. A minimum of 50 tickets for each session will be available on the door, 20 minutes after the start of each session (so those who buy their tickets in advance will enter the venue first). The ticket price includes a souvenir glass and programme. Card-carrying CAMRA members can also obtain beer tokens worth £2 at the CAMRA membership stand. If you join CAMRA on the day, you will also receive £2 beer tokens and a copy of the Good Beer Guide. Please bear in mind that the popular beers sell very quickly, and, as it takes at least 48 hours for beers to settle, cannot be replaced.

Advance tickets will be available from Monday 24 January to Friday 18 March from the following outlets: Evening Star, Brighton; Gardener’s Arms, Brewers Arms Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing; and Beer Essentials, Horsham; Eagle,Eastbourne; Tower,St.Leonards. For postal sales,please state which session(s) you require and enclose a 9x4 SAE with your cheque, made payable to “Sussex CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival” and send to SBB&CF Ticket Sales, 16 Connell Drive, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6RT. No refunds will be processed after 14 March 2017.

All bars will operate a token system. Token refunds will be given for whole £’s only and before ‘time’ is called at the bar. Surplus tokens may be deposited in the charity box and will be passed on to our festival charity, Sussex Heart.

The number 2 and 22 buses pass the venue and there will be a shuttle bus to and from Brighton train station. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

For more information, see the festival website www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk.
If you would like to volunteer to work at the festival and have not done so in the past, please keep an eye on this page.

Peter Mitchell
Publicity Officer for Sussex Beer & Cider Festival
January 2018


July 2017: Next year's festival announced...

We are back at Brighton Racecourse for the 28th festival on 22-24 March 2018. Put the dates in your diary now!

 

 

 

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